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What Do You Mean – by “Happiness”

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But take heart!  I have overcome the world.

“I just want to be happy” is a phrase that we likely have all heard said.  However, if you ask someone to define it, you will have very different answers.  Different people speak of whether or not they will ever find their own “happily ever after“ and others speak of whether joy or happiness is superior.  As Christians, we may ask ourselves, “Does God want me to be happy?” But before we can accurately answer this question, we better understand what “happiness” really means.

Even in the pursuit of happiness, there are some people who chase after things that they think will make them happy but leave them feeling empty or wanting more.  So, what is the solution?  To chase after what truly satisfies, what fills and lasts forever; Jesus Christ.

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.  For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? (Mark 8:35-36)